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Governor's School of New Jersey


Governor's School of New Jersey

The Governor's School of New Jersey was established in 1983. It is a tuition-free, summer, residential program for high-achieving high school juniors who have an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. Currently, there are two programs: the Governor's School in the Sciences at Drew University and the Governor's School of Engineering & Technology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The programs are open to students from diverse economic backgrounds who are New Jersey residents and who have completed their junior year in any public or private high school or are home-schooled.


The foundation of the Governor's School program is a commitment to provide an enriched educational opportunity for gifted and talented high school students that will not only be beneficial to them as individuals, but will also benefit the State by preparing students to enter high-demand fields.

Students learn a sense of ethical, social and civic responsibility. High school students are taught by college faculty who promote a sense of community among learners, bringing scholars, faculty and staff together beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom.

Participating Institutions

The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education provides grants to participating institutions to host Governor's Schools on their respective campuses. Facilities and Administrative/Indirect Costs are not allowable costs for this grant. Direct costs such as costs related to faculty salaries, equipment, food, and educational materials are allowable costs. If institutions have any questions regarding related costs, please contact Dr. A. Tamika Quick, Assistant Secretary of Academic and Student Support Programs at

Governor's School of Engineering & Technology

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
98 Brett Road, Room B114A
Piscataway, NJ 08854
FAX: 732-445-5878 (ATTN: Governor's School)

Mr. Jean Patrick Antoine, Director

Dr. Ilene Rosen, Director Emeritus

Application email:

Governor's School of Engineering & Technology is a residential program at Rutgers School of Engineering. Its purpose is to develop, create and implement a comprehensive summer residential enrichment program of study. Emphasis is placed on engineering and technology for high school juniors who possess outstanding skills and display unusual abilities and interests in the field.

2024 Application for Governor's School of Engineering & Technology - NOW OPEN

Governor's School of Engineering & Technology website

Governor's School in the Sciences

Drew University
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Fax: 973-408-3824 (ATTN: Governor's School)

Dr. Adam Cassano, Director

Dr. Steve Surace, Assistant Director

Ms. Yumi Kouh, Administrative Manager

Application email: 

The Governor's School in the Sciences broadens the scholars' appreciation and knowledge of science through exposure to a range of scientific topics and scientists. The program introduces scholars to a hands-on research experience in a student's area of interest through a series of courses, laboratories, projects, lectures, and other activities centered on math and science. Students benefit from working with professors in Drew University's strong undergraduate science program, and they learn about possible career paths from the faculty and from some of New Jersey's leading industrial, governmental, and academic representatives.

2024 Application for Governor's School in the Sciences - NOW OPEN

Governor's School in the Sciences website

Last Updated: Monday, 04/15/24